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Malawi Information

Malawi is a small, land-locked, African country, bordered by Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. Malawi is known as 'The Warm Heart of Africa' which describes both the people and the climate. Malawi has escaped mass tourism, rather offering small scale yet high quality tourism destinations. Stunning Lake Malawi is more an inland sea than a lake and Danforth Yachting is situated in prime beachside location on the southern shores of this magnificent lake.

Malawi is one of the safest and friendliest African countries, with a diverse landscape ranging from high peaks to the huge lake, to top class national parks and reserves. Stunning natural scenery, this picturesque, friendly, rural country offers a truly magical African experience.

Dry season (winter): May to October
Rainy season: January - March
Windy season: May to August
Temperatures: Average temperatures between 20 to 30 degrees C. The uplands of Zomba, Viphya and Nyika can be very cold at night. The lakeshore is warm to hot all year round.
Currency: Malawi Kwacha

From Blantyre:

  • Take the Zomba road.
  • Follow the Lakeshore road to Mangochi.
  • Travel from Mangochi to Monkey Bay.
  • Just before Monkey Bay, turn left onto Cape Maclear road.
  • Turn right just before the gates of the National Park. Follow the signs to Danforth Yachting.

From Lilongwe:

  • Take the Salima road
  • Before Salima, turn right onto the Chipoka road.
  • Proceed past Mua mission.
  • Turn left onto the recently surfaced Ntaktaka road, at the Energem filling station and continue to the T junction.
  • Left onto the Monkey Bay road.
  • Before you reach Monkey Bay, turn left onto Cape Maclear road.
  • Turn right just before the gates of the National Park. Follow the signs to Danforth Yachting.
Malawi Tourism
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  • image of Lake Malawi
  • image of Lake Malawi
  • image of Lake Malawi